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EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum
EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum 2024
May 21-23, 2024Steigenberger Wiltcher's, Brussels

Alexandra Pygall
Partner at Stephenson Harwood


Alexandra Pygall is a fantastic lawyer. She is sharp and strategic and fiercely hard-working for her clients. She has particular expertise in the life sciences sector and has a well-deserved and strong reputation in the area." Chambers UK 2024

Alexandra heads both the cross-practice life sciences group and the intellectual property practice at Stephenson Harwood, an international law firm. She has degrees in both law and chemistry.

Alexandra advises clients on licensing, partnering, collaboration and other strategic and commercial agreements, and on the IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions and investments. She also advises clients in relation to disputes, particularly those arising from licensing/partnering deals. She has a particular interest in using her litigation experience to inform the negotiation and drafting of transaction documents.

Alexandra's clients come from all parts of the life sciences ecosystem and include companies specialising in AI drug discovery, therapeutics, prophylactics, devices and diagnostics.

Since January 2021, Alexandra has been a member of the Board of Trustees at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK. The institute is a life sciences research institution focussing on healthy ageing.

Alexandra's industry recognition includes:

  • Leading individual for life sciences & healthcare in Legal 500
  • Ranked lawyer in Chambers & Partners
  • Highly recommended by IAM Patent 1000 2023 for transactions
  • A Gold ranking for Enforcement and Litigation and Recommended for Anti-counterfeiting and Transactions in the WTR 1000 2023 edition
  • Included in the World Intellectual Property Review's (WIPR) Leaders Directory 2023
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars 2023/24 – Trade Mark and Patent Star
  • Awarded the Lexology Client Choice Award for Healthcare and Life Sciences UK 2018.
  • Listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 2019.

Agenda Sessions

  • DUAL DIALOGUE Key Aspects of IP and How to Avoid Litigation in Deals